Halo, a long-awaited sci-fi series that was based on video game series of the same name quickly became a huge hit for Paramount+ despite some mixed reception from the hardcore fans of the source material. The first episode premiered on March 24, and only 24 hours later, Halo became the most-watched original series that ever aired on Paramount+. Correct numbers weren’t revealed, but Collider reported that Halo has just hit the top of the Paramount+’s mountain.
“Bringing ‘Halo’ to life as a streaming series has been one of the most rewarding efforts for Paramount+ to date and we could not be more thrilled at the massive fan responses to the series’ debut. Along with our phenomenal partners at Showtime, 343 Industries, and Amblin Television, we cannot wait for fans to experience more of this incredible universe.” — Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer at Paramount+
Halo is a video game series owned by Xbox Game Studios, and since the beginning of the franchise, Halo has been known as one of the most known Xbox exclusives. The live-action adaptation has been in development for almost 10 years. Back in May of 2013, the live-action TV series was announced to be in development with Steven Spielberg set to produce. Spielberg remained on the project to this day as an executive producer, while the series was produced by Sheila Hockin, Charlotte Keating, and Michael Armbruster.
Developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane, the Halo TV series is starring Pablo Schreiber, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, and Natascha McElhone. The series has already been renewed for the second season. The second episode of the series will be streaming of Paramount+ next Thursday. The first episode is now available.